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Fabulous resources are available for early childhood educators seeking to encourage parents to learn and gain skills in supporting children's early reading development (babies to 6 year olds).
These have been developed by Jeanne Biddulph and made available by the Biddulph Group - click here for a news article about the work and recognition of it.
1. Early Reading Together™: Workshop Leader's Handbook
This handbook is intended for use by early childhood educators, junior school teachers and children's librarians who are interested in implementing the Early Reading Together programme for groups of parents whose children are at home, in early childhood centres, and in the first year of primary school.
2. Early Reading Together: Suggestions for helping young children with language and reading at home
This booklet for parents contains suggestions for enhancing children's language and literacy learning at home.
Although the booklet may be used by early childhood educators, teachers, librarians and parents in New Zealand as a 'stand-alone' resource, the suggestions have been shown to be much more meaningful and helpful to parents and children when they are discussed, demonstrated and practised during the workshop programme described in the Workshop Leader's Handbook.
3. Boz: A 'reading book' for adults
This is used for one of the activities within the workshop programme. Boz has a special alphabet which has been invented to help adults gain some understanding of what children experience as they are learning to read.
4. A set of rhymes and songs
The set contains six sheets of rhymes and songs. Parents are given two sheets at each workshop and are encouraged to enjoy these with their children at home. Or you can purchase sets of these sheets (a minimum of 10 sets) for parents or teachers at your early childhood service or playgroup.
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